Tuesday, September 7, 2010

"Free Falling"

OK, more 80's: Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne wrote and recorded this '89 folk-rock classic in 2 days with Lynne on backup vocals. Petty's longest-charting song, peaking at #7 and spending 33 wks. on Billboard's Hot 100. About the "L.A. culture" of casually using others for one's personal gain without remorse. #177 on Rolling Stones' Greatest Songs Of All Time. Closed their set at the 2008 Super Bowl.

Yesterday's answer: "You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone. The proverbial one-hit wonder. She pretty well faded into obscurity afterwards. '77 was a tough competition year for Oscar songs - she beat out "Saturday Night Fever" tracks. Leann Rimes' cover went to #34 on the Country charts in '97. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b07-yKnKRMQ

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